C-26, r. 113.01 - Code of ethics of occupational therapists

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37. Occupational therapists may not cease to provide professional services to a client before completing the agreed upon treatment unless they have sound and reasonable grounds. Sound and reasonable grounds include, in particular:
(1)  loss of the relationship of trust between the client and occupational therapist;
(2)  lack of benefit to the client from the professional services offered by the occupational therapist;
(3)  the likelihood that maintaining the professional services may, in the occupational therapist’s judgment, become more harmful than beneficial for the client;
(4)  the impossibility for the occupational therapist to establish or maintain a professional relationship with the client, particularly in the presence of a conflict of interest or a context that could call into question the former’s professional independence;
(5)  inducement by the client to perform illegal or fraudulent acts;
(6)  non-compliance by the client with the conditions agreed on and the impossibility of entering into a reasonable agreement with the client to reinstate the conditions, in particular with regards to professional fees;
(7)  the decision by the occupational therapist to scale down or to put an end to his or her practice.
O.C. 342-2015, s. 37.